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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 16,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20001,410243,618 Kid A (8th)
by Radiohead
20011,494218,103 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,541227,760 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20031,729201,214 Elephant (49th)
by The White Stripes
20041,631230,920 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,817195,064 Illinois (81st)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,916196,585 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,950279,365 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,003171,142 Fleet Foxes (99th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,093177,858 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total17,5842,141,631

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, The Strokes, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Modest Mouse and Animal Collective.
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161.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:1,946
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:750
Average Rating: 79/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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162.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:1,936
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:755
Average Rating: 74/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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163.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:1,928
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:757
Average Rating: 79/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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164.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:1,873
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:783
Average Rating: 79/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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165.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:1,871
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:787
Average Rating: 81/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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166.

Love And TheftUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2001Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:1,802
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:801
Average Rating: 78/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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167.

The MeadowlandsUnited States The Wrens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:1,791
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:804
Average Rating: 80/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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168.

Clap Your Hands Say YeahUnited States Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Year of Release:2005Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:1,787
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:806
Average Rating: 75/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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169.

The ReminderCanada Feist
Year of Release:2007Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 2007:25Rank Score:1,782
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:808
Average Rating: 76/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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170.

Morning ViewUnited States Incubus
Year of Release:2001Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:1,779
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:812
Average Rating: 72/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 85 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 96 10%
2003 100 10%
2004 86 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 109 11%
2007 111 11%
2008 110 11%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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